Thomas, the famous tank engine created over 70 years ago by British
clergyman, the Rev W Awdry, comes to cinemas in the full length feature
Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie.
What you have to keep in mind is that when Reverent Awdry created his
characters I’m sure that he didn’t expect his stories to be dissected and
scrutinised by some middle age reviewer, after all his stories are aimed at
a younger market, most probably pre-school children.
With that in mind and looking at Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big
Adventures! The Movie through the eyes of a 5 year old you would have to
say that Thomas’s big screen adventure is a winner. Filled with action and
adventure and a number of songs that will burrow deep into your memory
(perhaps not necessarily in a good way if you’re an adult in the audience)
Thomas and Friends will have no trouble keeping its target audience glued
to the cinema screen for its 80 minute running time.
The story is simple and sees Thomas embarking on a world tour after he
becomes friends with a racing car called Ace (voiced by Peter Andre).
Setting off on his trip and whilst being pursued by the Fat Controller
Thomas visits various continents. On his journey to discover new places and
cultures, Thomas makes friends with an adventurous, inspiring and fun tank
engine from Kenya called Nia. The pair along with racing car Ace then
travel the globe learning about different cultures and having a number of
There’s not many movies for young children at the cinema nowadays and if
you’re looking for something to keep your young ones amused over the school
holidays then Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie
comes highly recommended.